2/01/2023

Blessings of Brigid!

St Brigid's Well in Kildare, Ireland
Statue by Annette McCormack

 
"O Brigid, Mary of the Gael,
May thy protection never fail.
Spread thy mantle over me,
Where’re I pass, where’re I be.
Weather foul or weather fair,
Keep me in your loving care."
(traditional)

 
The Wayside Well

This older well runs into and feeds the Well of Brigid and is believed to be the first well dedicated to Her in Kildare.  The plaque reads:  "St. Brigid, Mary of the Gael, pray for us." 

Next Monday, February 6th, 2023 will mark Ireland's first St. Brigid's bank holiday.  You can read more about it at this link:



(1st photo by H. Warren; 2nd photo, Kildare Heritage Centre; copyrights reserved.)

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1/05/2023

Happy Full Moon


Blessings of the Wolf Moon!
May She clearly light each step of your path.
 
  
 (© art by Nemo's Shadow/DeviantArt)

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12/31/2022

Happy New Year


 May your aim be true in the manifestation
of your dreams and visions in 2023!


(© art by K. Yutaka)


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12/21/2022

Happy Solstice

 
Blessings of the Solstice!
May the light within you shine forth in beauty.
 
 
(© art by Jen Page)

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12/12/2022

Blessings on Her Feast Day

 

December 12th is the Feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, also honored as Tonantzin, or Mother Earth, of the Nahuan. 

"I will demonstrate, I will exhibit,
I will give all my love, my compassion,
my help and my protection to the people.
I am your merciful mother,
the merciful mother of all of you
who live united in this land,
and of all mankind, of all those who love me ,
of those who cry to me, of those who seek me,
of those who have confidence in me.
Here I will hear their weeping,
their sorrow and will remedy and alleviate
all their multiple sufferings, necessities and misfortunes."
 
  
(© art by Fanny Diaz; quote from the Nican Mopohua)

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12/07/2022

Full Moon Blessings


Happy Full Moon in Gemini!
May you always find wisdom and beauty in her rays.
 
 
(© artwork by Susan Seddon Boulet)

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11/07/2022

Full Moon Eclipse

 

A legend of the indigenous Pomo of Northern California says that a Bear wanders along the Milky Way until he meets up with the Sun.  Neither wants to give way to the other, so a fight ensues.  The Bear takes a bite out of the Sun, which we see as an eclipse.  The Bear continues on his journey and eventually his path crosses with the Sun's sister - the Moon.  The Bear argues with her as well, resulting in a Lunar eclipse.  And that is how the cycle repeats each time.

May the Full Moon in Taurus and Lunar Eclipse reveal and heal!


(© photo NASA)

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10/31/2022

Happy Dia de los Muertos

 

Many blessings on this Dia de los Muertos.
May you walk with the wisdom of your ancestors.


(© art by Dimary/Deviantart, copyright reserved)


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